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Suspect we are running out of time (not sure at what stage your specification is locked in) to change our estimated December order. Final Decisions I am struggling with ….

Stripes or no Stripes?

Also Seating with Dog on board 😉

Dinamica/ Cloth combination Carbon Black or
Dinamica/ Leather Sports Seat?

Any views gratefully received
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Personally I’ve gone for no stripes. I also have a dog and currently have the dinamica/cloth combination. I put my dog on a protector seat thing. Seems to keep the seats clean most the time. In the winter it’s hard to keep clean with all the mud but easily wiped/hoovered. So I have opted for the same seats. I can’t bare the thought of a cold leather seat in the winter but only my preference.
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If your not sure, go with no stripes. They are dealer fit so they can always be done later if you change your mind.

I have had both of those interiors. I prefer the cloth seats, the leather ones are too hot in the summer and too cold (even with seat heating) in the winter. But if you have a dog, then leather all the way.
 

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My dealer told me that at the moment any spec amendments could possibly put build date back according to what the factory are telling him.
 

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This may have been what’s happened to mine, I amended my order from manual to auto.
Can i ask what made you change your mind ? My wife and my son both have JCW hatch’s on order and both specifically wanted manuals, even though they both have auto cars currently.
 

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I like it with the stripes as mini is one of the only car in the market that you can actually have stripes on it and wouldn’t look bad :)
 

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Can i ask what made you change your mind ? My wife and my son both have JCW hatch’s on order and both specifically wanted manuals, even though they both have auto cars currently.
It’ll beMy daily and having an auto is just easier to live with. Also the assistance pack would be useful. Also my mrs only has an auto license so she will be able to drive it.

I changed it 8 weeks ago and there was no mention of it delaying the actual build.
 

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It’ll beMy daily and having an auto is just easier to live with. Also the assistance pack would be useful. Also my mrs only has an auto license so she will be able to drive it.

I changed it 8 weeks ago and there was no mention of it delaying the actual build.
To be fair the chap told me he’d had an update from the factory around two weeks that said any amendments “could” delay build.
 

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To be fair the chap told me he’d had an update from the factory around two weeks that said any amendments “could” delay build.
To be fair I don’t really mind it’s the lack of communication that’s annoying me. I dropped an email to customer service last week with the salesman copied in so he will know about my frustrations. It’s been 8 weeks since he last said anything to me.
 

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Personally I’ve gone for no stripes. I also have a dog and currently have the dinamica/cloth combination. I put my dog on a protector seat thing. Seems to keep the seats clean most the time. In the winter it’s hard to keep clean with all the mud but easily wiped/hoovered. So I have opted for the same seats. I can’t bare the thought of a cold leather seat in the winter but only my preference. View attachment 75317
Lovely Car Jess 👌 may I ask what sort of Dog you have? we have a shaggy Cocker Spaniel so that will be the first priority when the Car finally arrives making those back seats mud proof 😉🐾
 

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Suspect we are running out of time (not sure at what stage your specification is locked in) to change our estimated December order. Final Decisions I am struggling with ….

Stripes or no Stripes?

Also Seating with Dog on board

Dinamica/ Cloth combination Carbon Black or
Dinamica/ Leather Sports Seat?

Any views gratefully received
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I wouldn’t make changes even if not “locked in” yet, as very likely to delay your car. Also as mentioned stripes can be added anytime
 

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Dont bother with stripes add them if you decide you do at a local wrap specialist. Seats with a dog. Leather. Cover them to avoid scratches and the hairs hoover off. In cloth they stick. If your dog sheds of course. If not, either but dog dribbles wipe off leather not cloth.
 
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Lovely Car Jess 👌 may I ask what sort of Dog you have? we have a shaggy Cocker Spaniel so that will be the first priority when the Car finally arrives making those back seats mud proof 😉🐾
I have a cockapoo !! 😂 I forgot to say I also opted the the smart gard or gardX for the exterior and interior. So any water or stains just rub off easily. It added a bit more to my monthly payments and I think you can get it cheaper if you do it yourself but in my opinion it was worth it!
 

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My current Solaris Orange F55 has stripes and a black roof and I love how it looks. The replacement Cooper SE is coming without stripes and with a body-coloured roof as I think the darker BRG colour can carry it off. I always thought the MINI looked a bit bare without stripes but have changed my mind, especially on darker or more sombre colours.
 

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I have a cockapoo !! 😂 I forgot to say I also opted the the smart gard or gardX for the exterior and interior. So any water or stains just rub off easily. It added a bit more to my monthly payments and I think you can get it cheaper if you do it yourself but in my opinion it was worth it!
Love the Cockerpoo which we nearly got but went for this cute dirt magnet below and as long as He likes the new Car not to worried about the Hubby 😉😂 and yes totally agree the first thing we specified was the guardX 👍

Have decided to follow advise and go without Stripes with the option of adding at a later date thanks. Oh and not sure He would stay in the little box part of the picture you kindly put up but like the idea of hooking over the headrest on back seat rather than just using Towls.

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Anyone got pics of there Dogs in Mini btw ? We are just planning to drop the smaller section of the back seats for him to clamber through from the back and have Comfort Plus pack so will get the level flooring.
 
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